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  • I am NOT hitting on you. I'm a guy who is married and with five children -- two of which are almost your age.

    I just thought I would make a lame little joke about your screen name, which I like. It was just in fun.

    I can't tell you that you MUST get counseling, but I've been through it, I recall Ron mentioning he has been through it, and probably many others on this site as well. I think most of us would say it was very helpful.

    Personally, I believe that there is a strong correlation between intelligence and psychological pain. I have no education in this field other than Psych 101 in college (31 years ago), but I believe it to be true. In your case, from what I have read, I can sense your pain -- both physical and psychological.

    Please don't take it as a condemnation or even criticism when people suggest counseling. Again, I think you are obviously intelligent and perhaps a pitfall of intelligent people is that they think they can figure everything out themselves. Sometimes all we need is a different lense, a different perspective.

    I wish you the best!

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